Lancashire have announced Glen Chapple will stand down as head coach at the end of this campaign after seven seasons in the position.

Chapple joined the coaching staff under Ashley Giles eight years ago before taking up his current role after the former England spinner’s departure from the Red Rose ahead of the 2017 campaign.

There have been a number of near misses under Chapple, with three runners-up finishes in the County Championship as well as a hat-trick of appearances at Vitality Blast Finals Day.

He said: “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved at Lancashire over the years. I feel that now is the right time in my career to explore and pursue other coaching opportunities.”

Chapple initially combined first-team coaching duties at the back end of a playing career that yielded 1,373 wickets across all formats for the club while he captained them in 2011 to a first championship title in 77 years.

The 49-year-old, who played for the club between 1992 and 2015, will end his long stint at Emirates Old Trafford after Lancashire’s championship game at Kent, which is due to conclude on Friday.

Lancashire have won just three times in Division One this year – although nine draws meant they avoided a relegation battle – while they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage of both the Metro Bank One Day Cup and Vitality Blast.

Mark Chilton, director of cricket performance, said: “Glen has been an incredible servant to Lancashire Cricket over the past 30 years – as a player, captain and most recently as head coach.

“He will go down as a legend of the club from what he achieved during his playing career and has overseen a sustained period of success over the last seven years as head coach.

“Glen’s shown a relentless commitment and passion to the Red Rose during his time as head coach and we wish him every success in the next steps of his career.”